Christchurch graffiti artist Nick 'Icarus' Tam works on his
'fish and chips graffiti' at the Palmerston fish and chip
shop earlier this week. Photo by Bill Campbell.
How do you deter taggers from covering your shop's
exterior walls with graffiti? Get someone in to cover the walls
with graffiti first.
A large graffiti-style fish and chips design has been painted
on to a Palmerston fish and chip shop's exterior wall.
Christchurch graffiti artist Nick ''Icarus'' Tam is working
his way around the South Island doing graffiti art on request
in various towns.
''Graffiti with a fish'' had been ordered by Palmerston fish
and chip shop owner Chris Arbuckle. Mr Arbuckle said graffiti
was another way of drawing the attention of passing traffic
to the fish and chip shop.
Mr Tam said he painted quality graffiti in Christchurch under
contract to building owners. The Christchurch buildings had
usually been targeted by taggers and graffiti artists and
cleaned up several times before he was called in to paint his
graffiti. His work ''usually'' deterred further tags or